OMFG I just saw that Video Bytes for the first time. All I can say is that I am thankful that they don't auto play.
...for a non-violent crime. Step back and think about that for a moment.
I agree that his sentence is waaaay too long, but from what I read elsewhere, it seems he went out of his way to piss off the court, and if so he has reaped what he has sown. (Which is really an indictment of the court system if anything - as they should be immune to such shenanigans)
Compare this with one of the actual drug dealers who rolled over and only got something like 10 years.
Combining the numerical results and the bar graph has made both less legible. It is a huge step backwards in usability.
Polls and stories are two different beasts.
Polls accumulate data over a period of days, whereas articles on the FP are generally collect comments over a period of hours - then are done.
Thus putting polls on the FP means that you have totally changed the time that they collect data, and tries to shoehorn a poll into something it isn't.
A "tool" to understand costs of nuclear energy production from the "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists". Could this tool be any more biased?
What you think it would be better that someone who has no understanding of the problem wrote the tool instead.
That's such a classic false dichotomy, that even I can spot it without thinking too hard.
So why the fuck should he bother?
Because regardless of how good his reasons are, what is more important is how his apology is perceived. There is a huge difference between saying "Yeah, I'm sorry", and saying "Yes, we fucked up in how we treated this story. Sorry, we'll try and do better next time".
but bearing the usual related story disclosure
/. does't even publicly disclose when Dice shills post stories here.
Yet he can't understand why his apology is not accepted.
I suspect Timothy just loads stuff on cron at the start of the weekend and takes off fishing, or something.
I actually think that someone loads "Timmy" up on cron at the start of the weekend and takes off fishing.
You need to acknowledge that the delay in publication was a fuckup PUBLICLY, at the top of the story. In all caps.
As it stands a meek "I'm sorry" in TFS can be construed in multiple ways, and while you may intend it one way, the people with the pitchforks and torches do not see it that way. Until you do that the pitchforks and torches will still be out.
And I am pointing out that posting two mutually exclusive reasons for why this particular story was not posted until today is a major fuck up. But continually repeating them (without acknowledging that it is a fuck up) just adds to the fucked upness of the whole situation.
Your statement here appears to conflict with your edit in TFS. Both of which look like excuses rather than genuine reasons. As such the damage IS done. You are going to need to be 100% transparent even to start recovering from this debacle.
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Editor's note: Gimp is actively being maintained and the definition of "mirror" is quite misleading here as a modified binary is no longer a verbatim copy. Download statistics for Gimp on Windows show SourceForge as offering over 1,000 downloads per day of the Gimp software. In an official response to this incident, the official Gimp project team reminds users to use official download methods. Slashdotters may remember the last time news like this surfaced (2013) when the Gimp team decided to move downloads from SourceForge to their own FTP service.
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